HE'S YOUR EYES AT
AND ON THE BACKSIDE
For years the Voice of Northwest Horse Racing.
One of the leading Handicappers in Washington State for 43 years.
During his years at Longacres racetrack and now at Emerald Downs, he's always been regarded as one of the
best handicappers in the area. Often not only leading in winners but setting
high standards in R.O.I. His comments alone tell you about his
experience in the game. He's owned horses since 1975 and at this time
buys, then forms syndicates. He's worked close with his trainers over
the years and has spent time in the shed row. One thing he's learned
over the years is the trainer is the trainer.
So many fallacies, his pet peeve are bandages. Some are useful,
You'll never hear him talk about them, nor talk about
"bounce," for years it had been known as "knocked
out." Lately it's hardly mentioned. Another is "kidney
sweat," no such thing, ask veterinarians.
He watches every race twice, live and re-play; if
necessary he'll check the tapes. Trip handicapping is his game. Now
money management that's a different ball game. With all the various
bets available it's getting tougher and tougher. Back in the days of
win-place-show plus the daily double it was a snap. The biggest problem
we all have is what happens when you get to the window. Yes, it happens
to him also. But Predictor says don't listen to tips they'll bury you.
He’s often been asked about tips and getting inside information,
he chuckles, in all his years only one time has he had the trainer say
we'll win today? The best information is what you see in the paddock
and post parade. The paddock/saddling area is a must watch how the
horse acts being saddled. Don't be concerned about a horse being
saddled away from others, no big deal, he's fine and the trainer is
doing everyone a favor. In the State of Washington any horse that falls,
(flips) in the paddock is an automatic scratch, many other states
nothing, I wouldn't want to bet that horse. These are a few tidbits
you'll pick up by following the Predictor. At his home base Emerald Downs, he's
known to tell it like it is.
HE’S ALL HEART
WINNING TRIBAL PHOTO BACK UP LOST IT